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Summer Carhartt gear perfect for hardworking women

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Anyone on the farm knows comfort is key. However, rarely do comfort and durability go hand and hand when shopping for women’s clothing. During summer time, it can be even harder to find workwear for ladies. We found many times that durable clothes are only available in the men’s section. Not that we are above buying from the other side of the aisle, but it is nice to be thought of for our hard work when styling clothes.

When we heard that Carhartt had some great summer wear for women, we decided we had to try it out for ourselves. From the classics to the new items, we hope these six reviews are helpful as you search for your new favorite work clothes.

carhartt shorts

$29.99 — Original Fit Crawford Shorts

I know what everyone says, don’t wear shorts when you are on the farm — I guess that makes me a rebel. When I work on the farm during the summer, I am most comfortable in shorts when I can get away with it (i.e. not when hauling hay). I was very pleased with the comfort and feel of the Carhartt’s Crawford Shorts. They fit true to size and moved in anyway I needed them to. The comfort and appearance of the shorts were a surprise to me! Normally, durability does not equal comfortability when jean shopping, but that was not the case with these shorts. The deep pockets make it ideal for farm work. I could see myself wearing these shorts on and off the farm. I think they would be perfect for a range of activities, like hiking or camping!

Features:

  • 9.5-ounce, 98% cotton/2% spandex canvas
  • Rugged Flex technology for ease of movement
  • Mid-rise; sits slightly below the waist
  • Slightly fitted through the hip and thigh
  • Contoured waistband prevents gapping in the back
  • Utility pockets and loop


carhartt delmont

$59.99 — Force Delmont Graphic Zip-Front Hooded Sweatshirt

The Force Delmont Graphic Zip-Front Hooded Sweatshirt is a perfect basic for every closet. This warm, yet light weight material is great for unpredictable weather. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am a pocket person. This jacket comes equipped with good, deep pockets and even a surprise pocket! On the inside of one pocket, a cell phone-sized pocket is there to ensure an extra level of protection for your trusted sidekick. This jacket ran true to size for me, as I do not want to be constricted while working on the farm.

Features:

  • 8.8-ounce, 58% cotton / 42% polyester Force fleece
  • Built with Force technology to wick sweat and dry fast
  • StainBreaker technology releases stains
  • Three-piece hood with hidden cord locks and inside drawstrings
  • Zipper front with storm flap
  • Underarm gussets and eyelets for breathability
  • Side panels for range of motion
  • Rib-knit cuffs and waistband
  • Handwarmer pockets with hidden media pocket inside
  • Carhartt Logo graphic printed on upper right chest


carhartt leggings

$59.99 — Force Utility Knit Legging

Most women’s work pants are … well … lackluster. These work leggings from Carhartt are an answer to a farm girl’s prayer. Admittedly, it took me a little while to get accustomed to the various fabrics that are strategically designed into them. But once I got to moving, I actually forgot I was wearing them — and that’s a good thing! No hiking up my pants or worrying about ripped knees. I particularly love the high waist and the waistband that keeps them from gaping open in the back. I sloshed some water onto my pants when hauling a bucket to my goats. When I’m wearing jeans, that means a trip back into the house to change during colder weather. These dried up pretty quickly, though — a nice time-saver for someone who’s always on the go and can’t take time to deal with clothes that don’t work with my tendency to be messy! And then there’s … the pockets. Most certainly my favorite feature. Finding women’s pants with actual, real, functional POCKETS is practically impossible. These? Perfect. They were deep and wide enough for a large cellphone (mine is a Samsung Galaxy S9 Note). But they held the phone in very snug — no worrying about it falling out! The stretchiness of the pockets also even allowed me to fit more items inside with my phone, including a set of keys and a pocketknife. I love that these pants are very obviously well-made and durable, yet somehow still comfortable. And quite flattering, too! These will definitely be my go-to work pants.

Features:

  • 10-ounce, 95% nylon / 5% spandex ponte knit
  • Built with Force technology to wick sweat and dry fast
  • FastDry technology wicks sweat
  • Fights odors: Traps and releases them in the wash
  • Stretch-knit fabric fits close to the body
  • Straight waistband prevents gap in the back
  • Abrasion-resistant front, back, and utility pockets
  • Reinforced knee panels for durability


$19.99 — Lockhart Long Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt

Comfort. Simplicity. Durability. I do love practical clothes when I’m at home on my little farm, or running errands. This shirt is the opposite of fussy. It will be my go-to shirt for instances during spring and fall when I need to get stuff done! It’s a shirt I won’t have to bother with while I’m gardening … or loading a horse in a trailer … or replacing a fence rail that goat horns ripped from a post. It’s somewhat fitted, which does help give a woman’s body some shape. As a person with sensory annoyances, I really love that it’s soft and tagless. The longer length is perhaps my favorite feature and proves that Carhartt understands that women are serious about wanting the ability to move without worrying about our midsection showing. I do wish that more colors were available, but that’s certainly not going to stop me from ordering the black one as well.

Features:

  • 5.4-ounce, 60% cotton / 40% polyester jersey
  • Slightly loose for a comfortable fit
  • Tagless neck label for a smooth feel


carhartt utility leggings

$49.99 — Force Lightweight Utility Legging

Leggings — you either love them or hate them. If you are a lover like me, you need to add the Carhartt Force Lightweight Utility leggings to your wish list. (Since this is our second pair of leggings in this list, that should prove how great we think Carhartt did with this product line!) These leggings are black with a durable, yet flexible material. The best feature of these leggings are the pockets! Not even jeans come with pockets like this. If you are in between sizes, I would suggest sizing down as these have plenty of room to stretch in every way your body can. Even more of a bonus, the leggings are bend-over approved! You won’t reveal anything more than your style in these leggings. So yes, you can catch me sporting these leggings with boots for chores, driving the tractor, or running into town.

Features:

  • 8.5-ounce, 95% nylon / 5% spandex ponte
  • Built with Force technology to wick sweat and dry fast
  • Built to move with Rugged Flex® stretch technology
  • FastDry technology wicks sweat and fights odors
  • Mid-rise sits just below the waist with a fitted hip and thigh and a skinny leg opening
  • Wide waistband prevents gap in the back
  • Comfortable gusseted crotch for more stretch between the legs


 

carhartt women's tshirt

$16.99 — WK87 Workwear Pocket T-Shirt

One word to describe this shirt: classic. When I think of Carhartt, I think of their work shirts (probably because it is my husband’s favorite work shirt). Whenever I ran out of my favorite work shirts, I would steal my husband’s Carhartt shirts. Now that I got my hands on one of my own, that won’t have to happen anymore. This shirt is sure to last with its heavy-weight cotton fabric. The fit was great — not too short, not too long. The classic pocket comes in handy when doing work on the farm.  

Features:

  • 6.75-ounce, 100% cotton jersey
  • Rib-knit crewneck holds its shape throughout the workday
  • Left-chest pocket with sewn-on Carhartt label
  • Tagless neck label for a smooth feel

 

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